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Life Insurance Now Available for People With HIV

People with HIV can now sign up for life insurance coverage through a partnership with Prudential and a financial services company called Aequalis.

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'My Biggest Fear Isn't AIDS, It's Being Evicted From My Rent-Controlled Unit'

A recent survey of homeless people in San Francisco found 7% were living with HIV or AIDS-related illness, which has left Jonathan concerned about his housing.

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Coping

What Hard Times and Stress Do for Your HIV Health

Common life events -- whether they're good or bad -- can also be sources of stress and have impacts on the health of people living with HIV.

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Undetectable and Low-Level HIV Viral Replication

To get some insight about why some people struggle to achieve or remain undetectable, BETA Blog spoke with Keith Henry, M.D., an HIV specialist with more than 25 years of experience caring for people with HIV.

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Help Choosing a Covered California Plan for HIV, HCV or PrEP Coverage

Before Jan. 31, people living in California can register for affordable health insurance through Covered California, the state's insurance exchange. For those living with HIV or on PrEP, there are some key things to keep in mind when choosing a plan....

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Eleven Ways to Stop Stigma

BETA asked San Francisco AIDS Foundation staff to share what they do in their own lives -- and what others can do -- to end stigma. Here's what they had to say.

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People on ART Skip Doses Over Concern of Toxic Interactions

A recently published study shows that people with HIV often intentionally skipped antiretroviral therapy (ART) doses before drinking or using drugs.

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Why Are HIV Meds So Expensive, and What Can We Do About It?

Why do Americans and their insurers pay more for some drugs and less for others? And who decides what a fair price for a drug should be, and how can manufacturers and health plans be compelled to improve access and affordability?

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Latinos Deserve Access to PrEP, Too

BETA explores PrEP awareness, interest and uptake in the Latino community by speaking to Shaddai Martinez-Cuestas, M.P.H., HIV services director at Clínica Esperanza, Mission Neighborhood Health Center, and Nestor Gonzalez, PrEP benefits navigator fo...

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Rejecting Good Science on PrEP: Why Does It Happen?

Dr. Eugenie Scott shares theories about science denialism that could explain why people reject PrEP, as well as vaccines and climate change data.